Written by Michaela MacBlake Matthews
Welcome back to another edition of Color Swatches For The Soul, where we are taking a closer look at the symbolism of shades, and how to set the mood for your craft projects, fashion, and lifestyle with color psychology! Today we’re looking at Summer Green.
The Green Family
In color psychology, greens represent health, life, and prosperity! They are the most abundant hue in nature, and are often used in all things eco-friendly and nutritious. As a mixture of joyful yellow and thinking blue, green symbolizes taking the well-thought-out path to long term happiness, and finding a pleasant balance in the long term.
How Summer Green Sets The Mood
Summer Green is a light and slightly desaturated shade, right in the middle of the green spectrum. It holds a steady balance of the joyful yellow and loyal blue, while keeping up a positive, bright demeanor! The slight desaturation of this color gives it an even keel edge, as opposed to its louder neon cousins.
How To Use Summer Green In Your Craft Projects
Summer Green is a perfect shade to use when you want your projects to be full of life and energy, without being completely over the top! Given its light and slightly greyed down tone, this shade of green can be used in any quantity: as a base color, a busy accent pattern, or large embellishments.
Use Summer Green in your homemade gifts to add a vibrant touch of health and care, while still being calm enough for everyday use! Household items in this shade will set the tone for self-care, while clothing and accessories will encourage growth and new experiences.
Color Palettes For Summer Green
Summer Green is naturally best used with a number of other colors in a floral, botanical, or other small-print pattern. It pairs well with pastels, or jewel tones in this way! Deeper, moody colors can go well with it too, offering a softer alternative to the high impact of technology and crypto colors, while still giving off a slight jolt.
If you can feel it, there’s a color for it!
Glorious Green Products!
"Mac" is on the Lifestyle Team here at Darn Good Yarn, and loves taking a ‘teach a man to fish’ approach to creative therapy. She is certified in neuro-linguistic programming, and is also the surreal artist and author behind Surrealismac.